Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary field in which the techniques, materials, devices and resourcefulness of engineers are used to address problems in biology and healthcare. Lessons from biology are used to inspire design and inform progress in engineering. Bioengineers aim to create usable, tangible products or solutions. At UC Merced, some biological engineers study biological systems in order to create useful products and solutions using the principles and materials they find there. Other bioengineers work to engineer biological systems, especially through stem cell research.